, Volume 18, Issue 2, pp 14-16

Child-initiated activity: Its importance in early childhood education

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The teacher is discussing the activities of the day with a group of fifteen four-year-olds. She explains that first the total group will go to the art area and then to the science demonstration. Then the children will have a snack and go outside. When she is finished talking, all of the children get up and move to the art tables.

Janis R. Bullock is Assistant Professor of Early Childhood Education, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT.